Davao Norte is recipient of Australian government-funded road project

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The provincial government here is among the 10 provinces in the country to receive the Provincial Road Maintenance Facility (PRMF) project funded by the Australian government.

The PRMF project involved more than 79 kilometers of provincial roads that were upgraded and funded by more than P58.26 million by the Australian government since 2012.

Governor Rodolfo del Rosario said he feels proud hearing the stories of the beneficiaries whose conditions were dramatically turned around by the improved road network brought about by the PRMF project.

According to the governor, better roads really helped those beneficiaries become more mobile, having easier access to improved health and social services, education, and more livelihood opportunities. Teachers and students were also among the beneficiaries because of the improved road network.

“We are a very proud recipient of the project. It has substantially increased the mobility of our people. And it helped us improve our delivery of basic services to the beneficiary barangays” Del Rosario stressed.

Del Rosario however did not only mention the tangible benefits derived from the PRMF but also the long term paybacks it brings.

“But, what is most significant is that the facility has boosted the kind of transformative governance that we pursued in the province. It has helped us install crucial local reforms that valued the principles of performance, transparency, accountability, and inclusivity,” the governor added.

Along with the project culmination, vehicles and office equipment were also handed to the provincial government here. (PNA)